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Tottenham’s Harry Kane vs Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo – A statistical comparison

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Harry Kane of Tottenham
Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Comparison – Cristiano Ronaldo vs Harry Kane

The Premier League has been as exciting as ever or probably even more, and Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is having a ball. Standing as the top goal scorer in the English Premier League, Kane has been terrific, even after missing a couple of months through injury. He has been consistent throughout the season and former Arsenal and English star Martin Keown feels that he is the only person from the Premier League who can come close to Real Madrid great Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese international is on the verge of lifting the La Liga title, along with a chance to retain the Champions League but he has not been at his best throughout the season. In what has been an average season by his standards, Ronaldo has 24 goals and 6 assists to his name in the Spanish La Liga. The English international has incidentally played 4 minutes less than the Real Madrid star but has 26 goals and 7 assists to his name.

Kane is light years away from emulating what Ronaldo has done in his career but by these stats, it is a rocking start. Here is an in-depth comparison of both their seasons:

Ronaldo has been used in a more central role but has been as effective as he ever is. He has 22 key passes to his name and has created 28 chances, with a passing accuracy of 80%. Kane, on the other hand, has created 40 chances, threading 33 key passes for his side.

Harry Kane of Tottenham
Harry Kane

They have scored all forms of goals throughout the season. Both players are strong in the air, but Kane has just 2 headed goals this season compared to Ronaldo’s 6 in Spain. However, Kane has scored 9 goals from set pieces, 5 of them from the spot, compared to 6 converted penalties from the La Liga star to add to 2 free-kicks.

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best dribblers in the world. He has a successful take-on rate of around 40%. Kane has bettered him, with a rate of 53%. However, Ronaldo has won 51% of his total duels with opponents compared to the 48% from Kane. Both players have been fouled 44 times each this season.

These stats hardly tell the full picture as Kane failed to help Spurs at the biggest stage, whereas Ronaldo will fight for the ultimate price in a fortnight. However, one thing these stats do tell us is that Kane has the potential to emulate ‘CR7’ in the future.